Australia has played 5 Tests on home pitches so far this year, of which 4 won, one match being a draw.
In December 2018, Team India defeated Australia by 137 runs in Melbourne Test.
India topped ICC Test rankings with 120 ratings and Australia at number 5 with 102 points
Dainik BhaskarDec 15, 2019, 11:50 AM IST Sports Desk. The Australian team is on course to win the first match of the 3 Test series against New Zealand at home. Earlier, Australia had swept Pakistan 2–0 in the series. Seeing this, former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted, "There is only one team in the world that can beat Australia at their home." He is the Indian team and nobody else. "
Australia have played 5 Tests so far in their home country in 2019, of which 4 have won. There was a match draw. Australia last defeated India by 137 runs in the Melbourne Test in December 2018. In December 2018, Team India defeated Australia 2–1 in a four-Test series at home.
Bit of an early crow here Vaughny? Boult to come back in will be a huge benefit to Nz. As will not having to start batting against the new pink ball under lights! Aus likely to go 1-0 up but seen enough to suggest it be one way traffic throughout. Time will tell I guess..🧐
– Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) December 15, 2019
Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Brandon McCullum responded to Vaughn's tweet. He said, "Trent Boult will return for New Zealand, it will be beneficial for the team." Australia will win the first match of the series, but New Zealand will return in the next matches. "
Former Australian captain Mark Waugh said the lack of good spinners was a big issue for New Zealand. He will miss them in the next two Tests of this series. At the same time, in the ICC Test rankings, Team India is at the top with 120 ratings and Australia is at number 5 with 102 points.